On October 5th, I had the pleasure of entering into the enchanting world of Lily Martinez’s “Siempre en mi Corazón” Catrina Costume Exhibit at the Gateway to Nature Center & Museum in Los Angeles. This opening marked the commencement of the Día De Los Muertos season. It was a captivating journey into the heart of Mexican Catrina culture, as seen through the eyes of a true native Angeleno.
As I strolled through the exhibit, I was immediately struck by the exquisite craftsmanship that graced every corner of the room. Each of the 25 Catrina costumes on display, handcrafted over the years by Lily Martinez, was a breathtaking testament to her dedication and passion. The attention to detail was nothing short of awe-inspiring, making me wonder how someone could create such intricate, delicate works of art. Each costume told a unique story, a vivid portrayal of the Catrina tradition that continues to thrive today.
Walking through “Siempre en mi Corazón,” it was clear that the entire exhibit was a love letter to the culture. The vivid colors, the elegant designs, and the genuine care in every piece resonated with the warmth and love with which this tradition is held. The atmosphere was more than just an art display; it was a celebration of life and a tribute to those who have come before us.
Tequila CAZADORES, known for its commitment to authenticity and tradition, was the perfect partner for this event. Their premium tequila offerings added a delightful touch of Mexican heritage to an already remarkable evening, turning it into a proper fiesta.
It was a chance to immerse yourself in the rich culture of Mexican Catrina tradition and celebrate life in a way that only Los Angeles can offer.